Dance teacher accuses former lawyer of malpractice

People in Florida often turn to a lawyer when they need help with matters that they cannot handle on their own. They rely on their attorneys for confidential advice and wise counsel in difficult situations. Unfortunately, however, some people do not get the assistance that they expect. One Irish dance teacher is suing a law firm and an individual lawyer that he hired to represent him to seek a U.S. visa. He claims that they failed to follow through with his visa application and then spread false rumors that he was a pedophile who abused his students.

The dance teacher, who lives in the U.K., said that he could not obtain legal status in the U.S. to teach or perform due to the lawyers' actions. He also said that they made false claims and spread rumors that led him to lose out on business agreements. The teacher is seeking damages for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation and other causes of action. He said that he paid a lawyer $4,000 to handle his visa case and was assured it would proceed smoothly. Instead, he was later told that his potential employer had removed its support and his application was withdrawn.

The teacher then hired another lawyer to look further into the situation. The previous attorney told the new lawyer that the teacher was allegedly a pedophile who had abused three underage teen students. The teacher said that the allegations were completely untrue but that schools had declined to work with him after hearing the rumors from the lawyer, who is also an Irish dancer.

Lawyers have a responsibility to their clients to act responsibly and professionally. When people are injured as a result of a lawyer's negligence, they may consult with a legal malpractice attorney about the potential to seek compensation for their damages.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email us for a response

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy



Jacksonville Office
1300 Riverplace Boulevard
Suite 401
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Toll Free: 866-542-1996
Phone: 904-396-1996
Fax: 904-396-1991
Map & Directions

Miami Office
1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-200-8674
Phone: 305-200-8675
Fax: 305-200-8801
Map & Directions

West Palm Beach - By Appointment Only
301 Clematis Street
Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-832-5991
Fax: 561-832-5985
Map & Directions

Panama City Office
305 Cherry Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Phone: 850-481-1386
Fax: 850-640-1247
Map & Directions

Tampa Office
10150 Highland Manor Drive
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33610

Fax: 813-314-2163
Map & Directions